Vex Robotics Classes for Elementary, Middle and High School Students!


Robotics 1

4 weeks

Vex IQ for incoming 4th and 5th grade students.

Students will work in teams to design, build and program robots with the VEX IQ system. Scholars will learn communication skills and collaboration techniques while using critical thinking and creativity to design the most effective robot. They will test just what their robot can do at our competition at the end of the program.

No previous experience is necessary. The class is appropriate for beginners, and those that have participated in the TUSD Elementary Robotics League. Class is limited to 20 participants.


Robotics 1.5

4 weeks

Beginning Vex Robotics for incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

In this course, students will be introduced to the VEX robotics kits used at the secondary level with a series of design challenges. They will learn the basics of building, gear ratios, mechanical systems, and programming using the software Robot C. This course will help prepare students who are interested in taking robotics in middle school and will provide experience for those interested in applying for a competitive TUSD Robotics team.

No previous experience is necessary. Class is limited to 20 participants.


Robotics 2

4 weeks

Vex Robotics for Middle School Robotics Team Members

Learn the engineering design process in this introduction to VEX robotics. Students will be selected from each TUSD Middle School to attend this course, in preparation for the TUSD Robotics season.  Get a head start on the new VEX Robotics Competition game, and end the summer with a working robot for your school!

Prerequisite: Application and teacher recommendation is required.


Robotics 3

4 weeks

Expand your robotics expertise while learning leadership skills. 

This program is intended for high school students who have participated in the TUSD Robotics League to build skills in programming robots, troubleshooting VEX equipment and leadership. Students will also be introduced to the new game for the VEX competition season and trained to participate as referees and volunteers for the TUSD Robotics League. 

Students will be taught explicit mentoring and leadership strategies and will improve their programing skills using Robot Virtual Worlds.

For those joining a high school robotics team, they will have a head start with improved programming skills, brainstormed robot designs and a solid understanding of the official game rules for the upcoming season.

Prerequisite: Robotics 2 or equivalent experience. Please complete an application to be considered for this class.